Twitter Under Attack (DOS)

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Thursday, August 6th

This morning Twitter, the exploding social media microblog, was down due to an DOS (Denial of Service) attack as reported from Twitter.

The service was down for approximately 1,5 hours from 6:46 to 8:15 PDT.

FROM TWITTER STATUS PAGE:

Ongoing denial-of-service attack

We are defending against a denial-of-service attack, and will update status again shortly.

Update: the site is back up, but we are continuing to defend against and recover from this attack.

Site is down

We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly.

Update: we are defending against a denial-of-service attack.

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